Shipyards Festival 2023, North Vancouver


Shipyards Festival, Saturday Sept 23rd

Saturday September 23, from NOON-10PM, Shipyards Festival returns for a one-day, multi-stage festival with tons of live music, a site wide beer garden, vendors, family activities and the newly added Car Free Day North Vancouver Zone on Carrie Cates.

  • Free Admission

The Shipyards Festival Returns!

Come on down to The Shipyards District on September 23rd for their biggest event of the year. This year its a FREE day of family-friendly fun including music, food, kids crafts and more! 

  • The stages will feature musical performances by Sonreal, Miina, Sol, Tourist Company, Garret T Willie, Devours and many more…
  • Kids will enjoy the Seaspan Family Zone with Katie Brock and Mike Battie as well as face-painting, balloon arts and crafts.
  • Car Free Day is back with vendors and live music at Carrie Cates. 
  • Enjoy the beer garden, food trucks, vendor market and lots of fun!

If festivals were free, you’d never see me again.


Enjoy a festive day out at Shipyards District and Lower Lonsdale



Transit runs very frequently to the festival site from all parts of the Lower Mainland from anywhere served by the TransLink system. Create a travel plan to Lonsdale Ave & Esplanade. 


If you are coming from outside of the North Shore, you can take the SeaBus from Waterfront Station.  Please see the SeaBus schedule.


There are many cycling route options with safe, designated bike lanes, shared traffic lanes, and off-street pathways.  Ride your bike to the event and look for the Bike Valet on Carrie Cates Deck provided by The Bicycle Valet!


If you need to come by car, please consider sharing your ride with others or using Evo.

There is limited on-site parking, but there is street pay parking and two parkades in the business areas surrounding Lonsdale Avenue if you must drive.   Allow yourself ample time to find parking. DO NOT PARK IN RESIDENTIAL PERMIT AREAS – this parking is by resident decal only, and unauthorized vehicles will be ticketed and/or towed. Please be kind to our North Vancouver neighbours.


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